Our Story

Learn more about Cedar Ridge Campers.

The adventure begins

Tristan & Violet Mininger, Owners

Cedar Ridge Campers

This adventure all began with our love for camping and wanting to spend more time outdoors. We loved spending our spare time camping off the grid, away from campgrounds, but the endless packing of every single item we needed was stressful and a hassle. It made hitting the road more complicated than we wanted. Just to get away for a day took hours of thinking, list-making, packing, and loading. And then there was the cooking when we got there…

We love to cook and make our meals from scratch, but cooking over a fire with no prep space and no utensil organization was, simply put, a disaster. Imagine a skillet of bacon on the verge of burning. One of us is yelling for the tongs, and the other scrambling through a tote of cooking accessories to find the tongs, only to realize we had forgotten them.

And this is supposed to be relaxing and fun? Yeah, maybe not… We decided that if we were going to keep camping in our spare time, something would have to drastically change.

I had a little extra time outside of work and decided to build our own teardrop camper. It took months of designing, planning, and, lastly, constructing. Then finally, the day arrived to try it out!

It was a camping dream come true as I realized our camper has solved all of the problems preventing us from fully enjoying our time spent outdoors. The teardrop camper had everything we needed:

a comfortable night’s sleep

beautiful storage cabinets

a spacious galley for organizing our cooking things

a countertop for meal prepping

And all of this fits inside a small, lightweight camper that could go almost anywhere.

I had a little extra time outside of work and decided to build our own teardrop camper. It took months of designing, planning, and, lastly, constructing. Then finally, the day arrived to try it out!

It was a camping dream come true as I realized our camper has solved all of the problems preventing us from fully enjoying our time spent outdoors. The teardrop camper had everything we needed:

a comfortable night’s sleep

beautiful storage cabinets

a spacious galley for organizing our cooking things

a countertop for meal prepping

And all of this fits inside a small, lightweight camper that could go almost anywhere.

Our teardrop camper has completely transformed the way we enjoy the outdoors.

No longer do we experience the hassle and stress of packing up bedding and kitchen supplies. We can hit the road and go on an adventure that we know will be relaxing and fun.

Today, we design two off-the-grid camper styles, The Vega and the Deneb, so you can experience what we get to endure in our own camper.

You are what motivates us to create a stunning, handcrafted camper that meets your unique outdoor needs. We want to inspire you to spend more time outdoors and explore what this big, beautiful world has to offer – away from the city lights and under the comfort of the stars.

Now, it’s your turn…

Are you ready to embark on this epic adventure?

Try your hand at cooking a meal under the stars

Fall asleep to nothing but the sound of the crickets and the soft breeze flowing through the trees

Wake up well-rested and relaxed with the sun beaming on your face as you breathe in the fresh air surrounding you

Live your life on your own terms as you enjoy the places only accessible by the road less traveled